Editor’s Word: The next new entry by Jeffrey Moriarty replaces the previous entry on this matter by the previous writer. Norman Bowie dates the start of enterprise ethics as November 1974, with the first conference in business ethics, which was held on the College of Kansas, and which resulted within the first anthology used within the new courses that started popping up thereafter in business ethics.
We are going to therefore be publishing a sequence of mini-surveys/polls and sooner or later extra substantial surveys – some permanent, others topical – to build up first hand knowledge on what individuals assume on a spread of company governance associated points.
The arguments tend to go as follows: (1) there are serious problems in the world, reminiscent of poverty, conflict, environmental degradation, and so on; (2) any agent with the resources and data necessary to ameliorate these issues has a moral responsibility to take action, assuming the costs they incur on themselves aren’t great; (3) corporations have the resources and knowledge necessary to ameliorate these issues without incurring great prices; therefore, (four) firms ought to ameliorate these issues.
Most notably his time as Affiliate Editor of Academy of Management Overview (the highest journal …